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Written by Jim Jordal   
Thursday, 14 March 2013


By Jim Jordal

"Behold! My Servant whom I uphold. My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I Have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles….He will bring forth justice for truth. He will not fail nor be discouraged, Till He has established justice in the earth; And the coastlands shall wait for His law."

Isaiah 42:1, 3b-4, NKJV

Questions about whether God loves the U.S. often come up during religious discussions comparing American political and economic actions with biblical views on justice and righteousness. People see the evil inherent in so much of what we do and decide that God cannot love us because we are so wicked. It’s the "Great Satan" concept of history and theology all over again.

Are we the satanic scourge prophesied to control the earth during the Last Days? Or are we God’s people in disguise and destined soon to become creators and leaders of his Millennial Kingdom on earth?

I don’t think one can seriously argue that America’s behavior toward the earth and its people is benign and without sin. From everywhere on the planet comes news of our predations upon the physical earth and its occupants. We are a seriously sinful society able to escape God’s full wrath only because of his great love for our people and his promises of redemptive renewal through Christ.

Those who consider our egregious national sin as sufficient reason for God to hate and reject us fail to understand a basic truth: We are not the domination system that controls us! They fail to distinguish the difference between our God-given national character of service and charity and the predatory capitalistic domination system now "plastered across the face of humanity like a giant predatory squid," as journalist Matt Taibbi describes it. This system makes our laws, selects many of our national leaders, determines our financial health, produces much of what we eat, plunges us into wars, destroys our environment, tells us what is "right," and creates our vapid, brain-dead, sexually-hyped, violent entertainment. But the real America is not the system that oppresses us. They are not the same and should not be judged the same.

The "real" America appears in outpourings of disaster aid, even for our enemies. It is seen in the terrible national grief over Sandy Hook and the grim resolution to finally institute control of assault rifles and large-capacity magazines. It again appears as a football star hugs a worshipful child with cancer and gives him a football and jersey. It even exists amid the violence and desperation so evident on media broadcasts when reporters momentarily forget the their coverage of disaster to record acts of mercy and selflessness. The real America is everywhere if we only heard more about it. And it’s not lost but only covered up by gore, mayhem and disaster—all in the interests of making news and gaining increased audience shares.


Amid all this sin appears the rising of the Kingdom of God on Earth, or the New Order of the Ages as some know it. Americans generally do not know what Scripture says about the foundations and destiny of this nation. But Satan knows, and that’s why he promotes so much evil aimed at destroying this nation and its people. He knows our destiny even if we don’t.

The Bible reading above reveals God’s great love for his people as he sends his Son to "bring forth justice to the Gentiles," and promises that "He will not fail until He has established justice in the earth." Whatever you believe about America’s origins does not change the promises of God. Whether we are Israelites by birth or by adoption (Gal. 3) or are Gentiles, these promises are for us.

So remember that even as God pronounces judgment upon the domination system for its oppressive treatment of our people, he promises redemption and relief to those who follow his name.